School of Psychology
B.Arch.St BA (Hons) PhD (Cantab)
2014 ARC Linkage Grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Stevens, Vincs, Leach, Nicholls, Old, DeLahunta & Kirsh.Thinking brains and bodies: distributed cognitionand dynamic memory in Australian Dance Theatre.
2013 ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Loetscher & Spence. Close to me: The effect of distractors on spatial attention in healthy and clinical populations
2011 ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Forte & Spence. Left to Right is Front to Back: Attentional distortions in near and far space for healthy and clinical populations
2009 ARC Discovery grant (4 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls & Bradshaw Left of centre: Attentional distortions in the mental representation of space in healthy and clinical populations
2005 ARC Discovery grant (3 years). Principal investigators: Nicholls, Mattingley & Bradshaw. Attentional biases that underlie free-viewing perceptual asymmetries: Endogenous and exogenous effects
Associate Editor: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Deputy Dean: School of Psychology
Head: Brain & Cognition Laboratory
Director: Flinders Institute of Psychological Science
My research interests fall within the realm of cognitive neuroscience, which examines cognitive processes and how they relate to brain function. One specific interest is centred on the study of asymmetries in behavior and perception, which are tied to the lateralisation of brain function. Topics include handedness, spatial attention in clinical and healthy populations, language and facial expression and perception. I am also interested in how spatial attention is controlled by the brain and the links between attention in the various sensory modalities and spatial / representational dimensions.
Potential PhD Projects:
(1) investigating the impact of social context upon our perception and action in the world
(2) examining rehabilitation treatments of the neurological disorder spatial neglect
(3) investigating how language affects our perception in space
(4) handedness and its relation to personality and cognitive ability
(5) the role of eye movements in attentional asymmetries.
: Cognitive neuroscience
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